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dc.contributor.authorJordaan, Danie
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-21T07:29:25Z
dc.date.available2016-07-21T07:29:25Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.citationJordaan, D. (2010). Reflective visual literacy: far more than meets the eye. Communitas, (15), 21-37.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn1023-0556 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2415-0525 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/3604
dc.description.abstractThe commonly accepted notion that a picture is worth a thousand words paradoxically places greater communicative value on images than on spoken or written language. Ironically, a lingering precedence of letters and numbers over images still characterize “enlightened” contemporary discourse, in spite of many claims that we live in a society dominated by the visual. This article explores the hermeneutics of photographs and visual images on a conceptual level, touching on issues such as validity of interpretation, the fallacy of a universally understood and pictorial language and the distinction between functional visual literacy and nuanced reflective visual literacy. Finally it makes a case for including visual literacy as part of the formal curricula at school and at tertiary level.en_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherDepartment of Communication Science, University of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectHermeneuticsen_ZA
dc.subjectPhotographsen_ZA
dc.subjectFunctional visual literacyen_ZA
dc.subjectReflective visual literacyen_ZA
dc.subjectCurriculumen_ZA
dc.titleReflective visual literacy: far more than meets the eyeen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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dc.rights.holderDepartment of Communication Science, University of the Free Stateen_ZA


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